SEKONDI Hasaacas’s preparations for the opening game of the Ghana Premier League suffered a setback as players failed to show up for training on Tuesday over long-standing unpaid salaries and bonuses.
Head coach Yusif Basigi confirmed to Accra-based Happy FM yesterday that: “Yes, only 12 players showed up for training on Tuesday and this is due to unpaid salaries and bonuses due to the players.”
Hasaacas’s management have not paid their players from last season due to stifling financial problems that is crippling the Western Region club.
The Hasmal club opens their 2016 Premier League campaign with a long trip to the Upper West regional capital – Wa, to face Wa All Stars.
Basigi – head coach of the club is eager to get his regulars fitted into his training regime before naming his final squad for the trip.
“I will personally go to where they are based and talk to them to resume training. I know it’s difficult,” he added.
Hasaacas have landed former Asante Kotoko’s goal-machine Eric Bekoe on a free transfer as well as defender Philip Boampong who was released by Hearts of Oak on transfer deadline day.
Hasmal have also experienced goalkeeper George Owu, who was at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, in their folds.-Ghanasoccernet